Meet Our Veterinary Team
We’re very fortunate to have so many skilled veterinarians working under one roof here in Orland Park. As pet owners themselves, they know how much your companion means to you, which is why they’re committed to helping you share as many happy, healthy years together as possible.
John Coyne, DVM
Dr. John Coyne has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 40 years. He was raised on a farm in Central IL and graduated from University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1974. He is a big fan of University of Illinois athletics, and enjoys all Chicago sports. He and his wife Ruth have 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren.
Sarah Webb, DVM
Dr. Sarah Webb grew up in a small town in Southeastern Iowa. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in biology and received her DVM from Iowa State University in 2006. Outside of work, Dr. Webb enjoys spending time with her family and their pets, Violet and Tryla.
Melissa Newberg, DVM
Dr. Melissa Newberg grew up on a farm in Northwestern Iowa. She attended Briar Cliff University where she majored in biology and then later received her DVM from Iowa State University in 1997. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, biking and spending time with her family and pets.
Jared Settle, DVM
Dr. Jared Settle grew up in Mount Vernon, IL. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. His special interests include surgery and orthopedics. Dr. Settle enjoys watching the St. Louis Cardinals, hunting, fishing and spending time with his pet turtle, Moldy.
Lisa Lukas, DVM
Dr. Lisa Lukas grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago. She earned her B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois and then received her DVM in 2009. Her special interests include animal behavior, dentistry and internal medicine. Dr. Lukas enjoys hiking, horseback riding, and agility training with her dog.
Gwen Pawlowski, DVM
Dr. Gwen Pawlowski is originally from Michigan. She received a degree in zoology from Michigan State University and later returned to MSU to complete her DVM in 2007. Dr. Pawlowski then finished a small animal internship in the Chicago area. She enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her family, friends and pets.
Sara Schultz, DVM
Dr. Schultz is originally from Oak Lawn, IL. She received a degree in Biology from East Carolina University in 2003 and later earned her DVM from University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She has a professional interest in exotic animal medicine and feline medicine. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her awesome family.
Ashley Sawa, DVM
Dr. Ashely Sawa grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. She received her degree in biology from Illinois State University, and received her DVM from University of Illinois in 2016. Her interests include internal medicine and oncology. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family, friends, and Golden Retriever, Delilah.
Kailash Banasure, DVM
Dr. Banasure (Dr. Bana) grew up in India. He graduated from Nagpur Veterinary College, Nagpur, India in 1997. He also has a Master’s degree in Animal Biotechnology from India, and a second Master’s degree in Microbiology from University of Guelph in Canada. After pursuing a career in research for some time, he decided to return to clinical medicine, and has been practicing small animal medicine since 2010 in both Canada and the US. His special interests include soft tissue surgery, orthopedics, and dentistry. Dr. Bana has three feline pets at home—Kitkur, Timbit and Orca. In his free time, Dr. Bana enjoys swimming, watching movies and exploring new places.
Julia Brooks, DVM
Dr. Julia Brooks grew up in Reddick, IL. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in biology and a minor in English and Chemistry. She then earned her DVM in 2014 from the University of Illinois. Her interests include soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. Outside of work she enjoys hiking with her dogs Ellie and Chloe, reading, and spending time with her family.
Tara Harasim, DVM
Dr. Tara Harasim grew up in Southeast Michigan. She completed her undergraduate studies at Michigan State University, and then received her DVM in 2016 from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, which included a year of clinical training at Colorado State University. She also completed further clinical training at a specialty practice in California before relocating to Illinois. Her special interests include soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, and internal medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys tennis, drawing, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.
Jaclyn Collins, DVM
Bio coming soon!
Marci Eldrenkamp, DVM
Dr. Marci Eldrenkamp grew up in Oak Forest, IL. She received her B.S. in Biology from Illinois State University, then obtained her DVM from University of Illinois in 2017. Her interests include exotic animal medicine and preventive medicine. Outside of work, Dr. Eldrenkamp loves fishing, baking, spending time with family and caring for her French Bulldog, Darla, her Cane Corso, Luca, and her Beagle mix, Louie.
Chandler Todd, DVM
Dr. Todd grew up wanting to be a “peterinarian.” At a young age, she was inspired to pursue a veterinary career when her own dog went through surgery. She earned her DVM in 2018 from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Dr. Todd finds that the most rewarding parts of being a veterinarian include finding the answers to difficult cases, the ability to treat sick animals and send them home well, and to be able to ease both pet and owner suffering. She also loves being able to work with and learn from this incredible team of doctors, technicians, and support staff. They help her to be a better doctor — and a better person! — on a daily basis.
At home, Dr. Todd has a black Lab mix named Shandy. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, spending time with family and friends, and (maybe most of all) collecting ugly Christmas sweaters and “forcing“ holiday spirit on those around her.
Megan Frizzell, BVMS, MRCVS
Dr. Megan Frizzell graduated from the University of Glasgow with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, and she is a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. She has been to 19 countries, has six tattoos, and is freaked out by anteaters. Dr. Frizzell has owned hermit crabs and now owns a pug (who is a healthy weight!).